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LaParka

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  1. Unhealthy amount still sealed! You're meant to open them, punch the boards and then put them back on the shelf
  2. Yeah, I played it not so long ago, really liked how the ships were action spaces that you move round the outside of the board. Some spatial element with the tile laying and having the right building join up to the right buyer. I liked it but it definitely deserves a couple of goes, I was concentrating so hard on making my stuff work that I neglected a lot of end game scoring cards. Guy who won got a couple of cards which gave him points for particular colour glass and he had some conversion cards to those colours. He romped it
  3. Played Steam Rails to Riches tonight. It's hard to compare it to Age of Steam because it's very map dependent but Steam definitely feels more streamlined. Money is easier to work out as in what you're paying at the start of each turn. Tiles are cheaper and there seemed to be more opportunity to put cities out. The one thing I wasn't sure on was how the cities received new cubes. In AoS it's by dice roll, so one city could get quite a few cubes through the game. In Steam, you put cubes on at the start and then you can add another three once during the game, new tiles only get one set of three. That means once those cubes are delivered, the cities only use is to continue your link. Considering its more streamlined I got myself into a right pickle because I hadn't put together a nice train link, so I was delivering at most 2 stations whilst the others were doing 4 or 5's. At one stage I very nearly went bankrupt, was quite impressed with the way I dug myself out of the hole I'd made and got to a positive income! We finished with Glass Road. I bloody love Rosenberg games but I'm pretty bad at them. This is another clever game by the master. The wheel which tracks your resources is just so frigging elegant in how it works that it makes you think why hasn't it been done before. The card play is also unlike something I've come across before. On your turn you choose five cards to play. Each card has two actions. The first card you choose goes face down in front of you. When it's your turn, you reveal it and everyone checks what cards they've selected (not their face down card). If someone else has it, they get to perform one of the actions on the card. Remember I said that their was two parts? If no one else has the card you've played you get to do both of those actions. Of the five cards you only play three but you want to match your other two card's with other players cards so you get those bonus actions. If you don't match then you lose out on two extra actions per turn. If that makes sense!? Loved it.
  4. Some lovely games there @SimonC what do you think of Murano?
  5. Drafting definitely seems the way to go. You can get a real duff hand some turns.
  6. Yeah, its in lovely condition, only played it the twice before my wife conceded that she really doesn't like coop games and would rather just outright beat me! I'll send it via Myhermes so it should be about 2.80 to post. Which other pandemics are you after? Happy to sell some of those, just didn't want to be left without the base game because then they're completely useless to me!
  7. I'm so disorganised! i've pm'd you some pics Its in quite lovely condition because I stored it in one of those plano style boxes without even realising
  8. Yeah, the D'n'D are good intro dungeon crawlers. I wanted them so I could play them with my kids but they didn't enjoy them and I've moved on.
  9. Dungeons and Dragons - Wrath of Arshadalon - £25 Dungeons and Dragons - Legend of Drizzt - £25 Dungeons and Dragons - Conquest of Nerath - £20 Arkham Horror - £25 Arctic Scavengers (not the new reprint) £8 Flash Point Fire Rescue - £20 Pandemic (would prefer to sell these as a group - £65) Pandemic State of Emergency Pandemic On the Brink Pandemic In the Lab Pandemic Iberia - £22 Lost Legends £15 Baseball Highlights 2045 £20 King of New York £15 Principato £8 Castle Panic £20 Elder Sign £15 Bandu £30 (heavy, like Junk Art) Escape Curse of the Temple Big Box £45 + postage Bean Trader £8 Dakota £10 Thunderstone (v.1) Thunderstone Doomgate Legion (v.1) Thunderstone Wrath of the Elements (v.1) (no idea @cavalcade £25 posted?)
  10. Condition is lovely, it's hardly been played, not sure which printing but I'll get you some pictures tomorrow
  11. I'll price them over dinner! Promise!
  12. Yeah, it's about £22 new so how does £15 posted sound?
  13. Been binging on this for the last few weeks and it's so good. Currently watching
  14. Yeah, the escape is an odd one in that its huge and there's a lot if game in it, but retail is about £60ish. Which is a lot. Let me have a think on thunderstone. Most of the cost will be swallowed up with postage. Trian looks interesting for trade though.
  15. Let me have a think, Arctic Scavengers I got from the works when it was cheap so that would only be about 8 quid plus postage (my pound sign has stopped working!). Escape has some extra Queenies and all that in it (its huge) 45 plus postage? Thunderstone i've got no chance of valuing as its the older stuff, happy to make an offer? The postage will be a killer as that stuffs heavy. I'm keen to shift them though as they're just sitting in the cupboard!
  16. Ok, this is going to be a long list. After a while in the hobby and playing with various groups and player counts i've come to settle in to the types of games that I like, and these from my collection just don't get played (and possibly won't going forward). I'll look at trades for any style of euro game, anything with trains in, tile laying and abstracts. Dungeons and Dragons - Wrath of Ashardalon Dungeons and Dragons - Legend of Drizzt Dungeons and Dragons - Conquest of Nerath Arkham Horror Arctic Scavengers (not the new reprint) Flash Point Fire Rescue Pandemic Pandemic State of Emergency Pandemic On the Brink Pandemic In the Lab Pandemic Iberia Lost Legends Baseball Highlights 2045 King of New York Principato Castle Panic Elder Sign Bandu Escape Curse of the Temple Big Box Bean Trader Dakota Thunderstone (v.1) Thunderstone Doomgate Legion (v.1) Thunderstone Wrath of the Elements (v.1)
  17. https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1795492/workers-placed-cars-market I'm lonely luchadore, I could do with some chums on bgg
  18. I have a love hate relationship with BGG. It's such a treasure trove of information and yet people on the forums can be right twats. I posted a quick question about a rule. All I wanted was a quick confirmation about how I was playing it and someone went out of their way to type Twat
  19. Oh God, I really need to resist buying that. It's such a good game though. I hope stronghold make more than the usual 15 copies and it's easy to pick up in a few weeks.
  20. It was two maps for Age of Steam. They were only £1.99 each but postage is a flat five pounds. Didn't feel sensible ordering them for just that so bulked it out with a GMT wargame
  21. I've just bought two expansion map's for a game I don't yet own. The price was too good to pass up! to make it worth the postage I then had to add in something bigger so my five pound deal turned into forty quid!
  22. It's coming back in print soon so don't lose hope (or spend over the odds!)
  23. Played Inhabit the Earth with the wife and she absolutely hated it! I should have guessed she wouldn't like it because it relies heavily on getting combos to work. She's a very dry thinker and will normally beat me in games which are more abstract but games where you need some imagination she really struggles with. This game is basically a racing game but how you do it is pretty interesting. The rule book isn't the best as it's actually pretty simple, but the rules are about 16 pages too long. The evolution line of games looks to have been heavily influenced by this game but doesn't have the racing element in it. It's a keeper for my collection but will have to choose the audience better next time!
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